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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 01-22-08, 11:55 AM   #1
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Should Fixed Gear Bikes Be Allowed....

I hope this isn't a repost:
http://www.treehugger.com/files/2008...y_should_f.php
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Old 01-22-08, 12:02 PM   #2
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I am a fan of passive eugenics. so yeah fixed gears bikes belong on the roads.

plus it keeps the lines at starbucks short
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I don't think that article was well thought out. Fixed gear bikes aren't any more dangerous than a mountain bike. Its the person riding that you need to worry about. Don't ride without a brake until you know how to. If you are smart as a rider, then safety will follow.
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Old 01-22-08, 12:54 PM   #4
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I am a fan of passive eugenics. so yeah fixed gears bikes belong on the roads.

plus it keeps the lines at starbucks short


lol
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Old 01-22-08, 12:54 PM   #5
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They started with couriers...
Is this in fact, a fact?

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...but like courier bags, they are finding their way into the mainstream
This is in fact, not a fact. "courier bags" had been used for many decades by postmen (also known as couriers but that is not what the article is talking about).
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Old 01-22-08, 12:54 PM   #6
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fixies got no brakes yo!!!
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that poll was absolute bull****.

the article wasn't much better, but that poll made me angry. all the dumbass opinions represented, nothing resembling the right one.

you can easily ride a bike at 5 mph without clips or brakes or hell, even a saddle, and be just as safe as any other bike transportation.

i agree with jdeane.
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Old 01-22-08, 12:57 PM   #8
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fwiw I went with: If you want to ride a bike move to Amsterdam.
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fwiw I went with: If you want to ride a bike move to Amsterdam.
Haha, I was wondering about that...
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yeah, they geared that twards car drivers that don't think bikers should be allowed on the road.

fwiw i went with: every bike should be required to have a brake.

doesn't mean you have to use it, just have it. it's not that ugly.
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Old 01-22-08, 01:00 PM   #11
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A better question is: should CARS be allowed on the road.
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treehugger is a joke, unfortunately
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bikes suck, I prefer my H2. They kick ass... especially without brakes.


I'm starting to think sarcasm... especially the amsterdam thing.
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is anyone else sick of the assumption that fixed=no brakes?
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is anyone else sick of the assumption that fixed=no brakes?
Absolutely.
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i agree with jdeane.
Actually, thats jdeane4, yo!!
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it is funny, the fixed gear group in my home town actually requires you to have brakes to ride with them.

so i ride with the roadies
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..they actually require you to have a brake huh.
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this made me sad...

i used to be a big ****** who stay home all day all week, but not until i found fixie that encourage me to go outside and ride bikes for miles...

looks like im gonna be a ****** again
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fwiw I went with: If you want to ride a bike move to Amsterdam.
****ing word. Be there monday con mi bike and a raging ***** in tow.
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this made me sad...

i used to be a big ****** who stay home all day all week, but not until i found fixie that encourage me to go outside and ride bikes for miles...

looks like im gonna be a ****** again
i don't know if that's serious or a joke, regardless don't take it that way. i wouldn't be nearly as into bikes if i couldn't ride a fixed gear. as has been mentioned that article / poll was about a joke. regardless, 71% selected the only option that essentially says they're fine. keep riding your bike.
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this made me sad...

i used to be a big ****** who stay home all day all week, but not until i found fixie that encourage me to go outside and ride bikes for miles...

looks like im gonna be a ****** again
get a brake ******
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is anyone else sick of the assumption that fixed=no brakes?
Yes, though I dont have much room to talk because my brake fell off the other day, and lacking a replacement bolt, I ride brakeless for now. Well, the handle is still on the bars...
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..they actually require you to have a brake huh.
ummm yeah. you will be instructed not to attend their group rides if you show up without a helmet and a brake. or if it is after dark with out front and rear lights
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Hey guys, I've got an idea! Let's all make a poll and argue about **** we have no real knowledge of as though we actually know what we're talking about! It'll be great!
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